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La Trobe University

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The mission of La Trobe University is to be an internationally-recognised leader in tertiary education and professional training, and in pursuance of this, to promote the scholarly acquisition, transmission, application and preservation of knowledge through teaching and research of the highest international standards. The University provides a learning environment in which intellectual freedom is protected and intellectual rigour fostered.

The main campus in metropolitan Melbourne is set in beautiful parkland at Bundoora. A network of regional campuses extends across the State of Victoria from Mildura through Bendigo, Shepparton, Beechworth and Albury-Wodonga to Mt Buller.

La Trobe University has a powerful research profile. In recognition of this an Institute for Advanced Study has been established on the main campus. The University also has many other significant research centres notably in the fields of Archaeology, Health Sciences, Hellenic Studies, Plant Sciences and Waste Management.

The University has a highly successful Research and Development Park including a Technology Enterprise Centre which nurtures 'start-up' technology companies. Links with international companies on the Park are growing steadily and recently a collaborative agreement was signed with the prestigious Caohejing Hi-Tech Park in Shanghai. The Victorian Government Environment Protection Authority will transfer to the Park early in the year 2000.

 

Faculty of Science, Technology & Engineering
School of Biochemistry & Genetics
http://www.gen.latrobe.edu.au/research/
[ Australian Science at Work Entry ]

Biosciences related to the environment
Chief Researcher: Crozier R H
Duration: 1998
Research Field Classification: 270299 Genetics nec


Genes involved with the genic control of dance language characteristics in the honeybee
Chief Researcher: Crozier R H
Duration: 1997
Research Field Classification: 270899 Biotechnology nec


Neoplasia and development
Chief Researcher: Flannery G R
Duration: 1988
Research Field Classification: 270899 Biotechnology nec


Effects of honeybees on gene flow and outcrossing in a eucalyptus globulus seed orchard
Chief Researcher: Fripp Y J
Duration: 1992
Research Field Classification: 270899 Biotechnology nec


Genetic variation in Australian native plants
Chief Researcher: Fripp Y J
Duration: 1992
Research Field Classification: 270899 Biotechnology nec


Evolution of genes on the mammalian Y chromosome
Chief Researcher: Graves J M
Duration: 1997
Research Field Classification: 270299 Genetics nec


Evolution of spermatogenesis genes
Chief Researcher: Graves J M
Duration: 1996
Research Field Classification: 270299 Genetics nec


Evolution of the mammalian genomes
Chief Researcher: Graves J M
Duration: 1993
Research Field Classification: 270899 Biotechnology nec


Identification and characterisation of the monotreme sex determining gene: Evolution of the testis determining factor and the Y chromosome
Chief Researcher: Graves J M
Duration: 1993
Research Field Classification: 270299 Genetics nec


Molecular biology of temperature-dependent sex determination
Chief Researcher: Graves J M
Duration: 1994
Research Field Classification: 270299 Genetics nec


The pseudoautosomal region and mammalian sex chromosome evolution
Chief Researcher: Graves J M
Duration: 1993
Research Field Classification: 270899 Biotechnology nec


Development of methods and indicators to ensure genetic and non-genetic quality in trichogramma wasp
Chief Researcher: Hoffmann A A
Duration: 1997
Research Field Classification: 270899 Biotechnology nec


Molecular chaperones and protein folding in the normal and stressed cell
Chief Researcher: Hoogenraad N J
Duration: 1992
Research Field Classification: 270899 Biotechnology nec


DNA evolution in marsupials and monotremes
Chief Researcher: Westerman M
Duration: 1988
Research Field Classification: 270299 Genetics nec


Development of D-dimer binding reagents for blood clots
Chief Researcher: Hoogenraad N J
Duration: 1995
Research Field Classification: 270206 Genetic Immunology


Molecular chaperones and protein folding in the normal and stressed cell
Chief Researcher: Hoogenraad N J
Duration: 1992
Research Field Classification: 270899 Biotechnology nec


Molecular chaperones of rat liver mitochondria
Chief Researcher: Hoogenraad N J
Duration: 1989
Research Field Classification: 270205 Genetic Development (incl. Sex Determination)


Post-translational processing and assembly of oligomeric mitochondrial proteins
Chief Researcher: Hoogenraad N J
Duration: 1991
Research Field Classification: 270205 Genetic Development (incl. Sex Determination)


Production and selection of monoclonal antibodies
Chief Researcher: Hoogenraad N J
Duration: 1991
Research Field Classification: 270205 Genetic Development (incl. Sex Determination)


Structure and expression enzymes from zymomonas mobilis
Chief Researcher: Scopes R K
Duration: 1989
Research Field Classification: 270205 Genetic Development (incl. Sex Determination)


Development of a thermophillic organism for the total fermentation of lignocellulose hydrolysates to ethanol
Chief Researcher: Scopes R K
Duration: 1995
Research Field Classification: 270101 Analytical Biochemistry


Development of enzyme-based diagnostic tests
Chief Researcher: Scopes R K
Duration: 1997
Research Field Classification: 270101 Analytical Biochemistry


Fastac trial for cyanamid
Chief Researcher: Hoffmann A A
Duration: 1999
Research Field Classification: 300204 Plant Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)


Managing establishment pests of winter oilseeds used in crop rotations
Chief Researcher: Hoffmann A A
Duration: 1993
Research Field Classification: 300204 Plant Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)


Can Helicoverpa species develop resistance to the N.alata proteinase inhibitors
Chief Researcher: Anderson M A
Duration: 1998
Research Field Classification: 300204 Plant Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)


Interactions between a series of novel plant proteinase inhibitors and animal and insect digestive
Chief Researcher: Anderson M A
Duration: 1998
Research Field Classification: 300204 Plant Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)

 

School of Life Sciences
[ Australian Science at Work Entry ]

Research on STOP - DNA technique
Chief Researcher: Lawler S H
Duration: 1997
Research Field Classification: 270899 Biotechnology nec


A model system for studying the control of spontaneous mutagenesis in prokaryotes
Chief Researcher: Macphee D G
Duration: 1994
Research Field Classification: 270299 Genetics nec


Lethality and mutagenesis by internal and external oxidative chemicals in bacteria: Possible protection by antioxidants and antimutagens
Chief Researcher: Macphee D G
Duration: 1993
Research Field Classification: 270899 Biotechnology nec


Regulation of spontaneous mutation rates in bacteria
Chief Researcher: Macphee D G
Duration: 1992
Research Field Classification: 270299 Genetics nec


Studies of replication-independent mutagenesis in bacteria
Chief Researcher: Macphee D G
Duration: 1995
Research Field Classification: 270899 Biotechnology nec


Molecular biology of plant viruses
Chief Researcher: Pallaghy C K
Duration: 1994
Research Field Classification: 270899 Biotechnology nec


Genetically engineered reversible male sterility in canola
Chief Researcher: Parish R W
Duration: 1997
Research Field Classification: 270899 Biotechnology nec


MYB-genes in seed development
Chief Researcher: Parish R W
Duration: 1997
Research Field Classification: 270899 Biotechnology nec


To develop and implement a genetic engineering strategy that will allow male sterility to be induced
Chief Researcher: Parish R W
Duration: 1996
Research Field Classification: 270899 Biotechnology nec


Freeze substitution technology for cellular and developmental analyses of grass pollen allergenic pr
Chief Researcher: Staff A
Duration: 1997
Research Field Classification: 270899 Biotechnology nec


Analysis of conjugation and conjugation-related functions of broad host range plasmid RP1
Chief Researcher: Stanisich V A
Duration: 1992
Research Field Classification: 270299 Genetics nec


Character of a novel non-conjugative resistance plasmid and its interactions with P- and N-group plasmid
Chief Researcher: Stanisich V A
Duration: 1998
Research Field Classification: 270299 Genetics nec


Molecular genetics of agrobacterium
Chief Researcher: Stanisich V A
Duration: 1997
Research Field Classification: 270299 Genetics nec


Molecular genetics of processes that affect the promiscuity of broad host range plasmid RP1
Chief Researcher: Stanisich V A
Duration: 1995
Research Field Classification: 270299 Genetics nec


Immunocytochemistry of a novel virus in the black field cricket
Chief Researcher: Marshall A T
Duration: 1988
Research Field Classification: 270303 Virology


Bacterial pathogens in green waste
Chief Researcher: Macauley B J
Duration: 1996
Research Field Classification: 270301 Bacteriology


A new bacterial isolate that respires anaerobically with arsenate biochemical, molecular biology
Chief Researcher: Macy J M
Duration: 1997
Research Field Classification: 270399 Microbiology nec


A new goldmine isolate that respires anaerobically with arsenate-biochemical, molecular biology and bioremediation studies
Chief Researcher: Macy J M
Duration: 1996
Research Field Classification: 270399 Microbiology nec


Analysis and advice on bacterial factors causing corrosion
Chief Researcher: Macy J M
Duration: 1999
Research Field Classification: 270399 Microbiology nec


Arsenic bioremediation - applied studies
Chief Researcher: Macy J M
Duration: 1997
Research Field Classification: 270399 Microbiology nec


Bioremediation of acid mine drainage
Chief Researcher: Macy J M
Duration: 1997
Research Field Classification: 270399 Microbiology nec


LTU-ICG the oxidation of the arsenic and sulphur of arsenopyrite and sulphur of pyrite using neutrolphilic bacteria for microbial gold ore leaching
Chief Researcher: Macy J M
Duration: 1999
Research Field Classification: 270399 Microbiology nec


Physiological, biochemical and molecular biological and applied studies with novel arsenic-metabolising bacteria
Chief Researcher: Macy J M
Duration: 1997
Research Field Classification: 270399 Microbiology nec


The oxidation of the arsenic and sulphur of arsenopyrite (FeAss) and the sulphur of pyrite (FeS2) using recently discovered meutrophilic bacteria
Chief Researcher: Macy J M
Duration: 1997
Research Field Classification: 270399 Microbiology nec


Vaccine development of bovine herpes viruses
Chief Researcher: May J T
Duration: 1988
Research Field Classification: 270399 Microbiology nec


Siderophore-mediated uptake or iron by pseudomonas spoilage organisms: A target for control measures
Chief Researcher: Luke R K
Duration: 1998
Research Field Classification: 270301 Bacteriology


Abiotic stresses in forage legumes: Improving tolerance by gene technology
Chief Researcher: Pallaghy C K
Duration: 1998
Research Field Classification: 270205 Genetic Development (incl. Sex Determination)


Molecular studies on plant responses to abiotic stresses
Chief Researcher: Pallaghy C K
Duration: 1997
Research Field Classification: 270205 Genetic Development (incl. Sex Determination)


Biocontrol of botrytis and sclerotina diseases in chickpeas
Chief Researcher: Keane P J
Duration: 1994
Research Field Classification: 300204 Plant Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)


Biological control of sclerotinia on sunflower and lettuce
Chief Researcher: Keane P J
Duration: 1995
Research Field Classification: 300204 Plant Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)


Quantifying the potential benefits and technological requirements of patch spraying of weeds
Chief Researcher: Cousens R D
Duration: 1997
Research Field Classification: 300204 Plant Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)


Significance of mixed infestations of wild oats species for integrated weed management
Chief Researcher: Cousens R D
Duration: 1997
Research Field Classification: 300204 Plant Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)


Biological control of Fuller's rose weevil
Chief Researcher: Ward S A
Duration: 1992
Research Field Classification: 300204 Plant Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)


Control of potato pests
Chief Researcher: Ward S A
Duration: 1994
Research Field Classification: 300204 Plant Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)


Epidemiology and control of bacterial blight of field peas
Chief Researcher: Price T V
Duration: 1993
Research Field Classification: 300203 Plant Improvement (Selection, Breeding and Genetic Engineering)


Seed chemical treatment of supersweet corn
Chief Researcher: Price T V
Duration: 1995
Research Field Classification: 300203 Plant Improvement (Selection, Breeding and Genetic Engineering)


Spatial dynamics of epidemics of alternatria leaf spot of brassicas
Chief Researcher: Price T V
Duration: 1994
Research Field Classification: 300203 Plant Improvement (Selection, Breeding and Genetic Engineering)


Club root of Chinese cabbage
Chief Researcher: Price T V
Duration: 1991
Research Field Classification: 300204 Plant Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)


Enhancing the effectiveness of biological control agents
Chief Researcher: Price T V
Duration: 1994
Research Field Classification: 300204 Plant Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)


Epidemiology of alternaria leaf spot on Chinese cabbage
Chief Researcher: Price T V
Duration: 1992
Research Field Classification: 300204 Plant Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)


Epidemiology of purple blotch of onions
Chief Researcher: Price T V
Duration: 1994
Research Field Classification: 300204 Plant Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)


Investigation of the mode of action of phosphonate fungicides on downy mildew of brassicas
Chief Researcher: Price T V
Duration: 1992
Research Field Classification: 300204 Plant Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)


Role of vineyard cover crops as overwintering sites of light brown apple moth
Chief Researcher: Price T V
Duration: 1996
Research Field Classification: 300204 Plant Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)

 

School of Management, Technology & Environment (Bendigo)
http://www.bendigo.latrobe.edu.au/mte/MTEres.htm
[ Australian Science at Work Entry ]

Investigation of treatability of dyehouse waste
Chief Researcher: Lindrea K
Duration: 1998
Research Field Classification: 270301 Bacteriology


Chemotaxonomic studies of bacteria
Chief Researcher: Brooks P R
Duration: 1997
Research Field Classification: 270301 Bacteriology


Effect of femeter configuration on the behaviour of polysacclarde producing fungi
Chief Researcher: Seviour R J
Duration: 1997
Research Field Classification: 270399 Microbiology nec


Studies on the filamentous bacteria causing bulking and foaming in activated sludge plants
Chief Researcher: Seviour R J
Duration: 1997
Research Field Classification: 270399 Microbiology nec


Studies on the taxomy of the bacterium acinetobacter from ucrteuter treatment plants
Chief Researcher: Seviour R J
Duration: 1998
Research Field Classification: 270399 Microbiology nec


Studies on the taxonomy and physiology of the G-bacteria in activated sludge
Chief Researcher: Seviour R J
Duration: 1997
Research Field Classification: 270399 Microbiology nec

 

School of Psychological Science
http://www.psy.latrobe.edu.au/research.htm
[ Australian Science at Work Entry ]

Quantitative genetic analysis of fragile X families
Chief Researcher: Loesch D Z
Duration: 1990
Research Field Classification: 270899 Biotechnology nec

 


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